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Treveri, Gallia Belgica (Trier, Germany)

Colonia Augusta Treverorum was the capitol of Roman Belgica and served as the capital of the Gallic Empire under the emperors Tetricus I and II from 271 to 274. Dates of operation: 294 - 395, 408 - 413 and c. 430. Mintmarks: SMTR, TR, TRE, TROB, TRPS.


Magnentius, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D.

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On 28 September 351, at Battle of Mursa Major, Constantius II defeated the usurper Magnentius. The battle was one of the bloodiest in Roman military history.
RL72446. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Trier 264, LRBC II 50, SRCV V 18791, Cohen VIII 5, VF, well centered, corrosion, encrustations, flan cracks, weight 5.112 g, maximum diameter 22.8 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 19 Jan 350 - 18 Aug 353; obverse IM CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FELICITAS REIPVBLICE, Magnentius standing slightly left, head left, Victory on globe in right hand, labarum (chi rho Christogram standard) in left, A right, TRP in exergue; $70.00 (62.30)


Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

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In 332, Constantine I and his son Constantine II, aged 16, defeated the Goths in Moesia. The Goths became Roman allies and protected the Danube frontier.
RL72861. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VII Trier 527, LRBC I 56, SRCV V 17313, Choice EF, nice portrait, some silvering, very top of some legend letters, weight 2.759 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, as caesar, 332 - 333 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS (glory of the army), two soldiers standing facing, heads turned inward confronted, two standards in center between them, each holds a spear in outer hand and rests inner hand on grounded shield, TRP in exergue; $70.00 (62.30)


Theodora, Augusta, Wife of Constantius I, who Reigned 305 - 306 A.D.

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Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to the gods, family, other people and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others.
RL77919. Billon reduced centenionalis, RIC VIII Trier 56 (R), Voetter 2, SRCV V 17501, Cohen VII 4, Hunter V -, LRBC I -, aEF, well centered, very light corrosion and die wear, weight 1.846 g, maximum diameter 16.6 mm, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 337 - 340 A.D.; obverse FL MAX THEODORAE AVG, draped bust right, elaborate hairstyle, pearl necklace; reverse PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing facing, head right, holding infant at her breast, TRS in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren, ex CNG/Seaby; rare; $65.00 (57.85)


Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D.

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Galerius was born in Serdica, though some modern scholars consider the strategic site where he later built his palace named after his mother - Felix Romuliana (Gamzigrad) - his birth and funeral place. His father was a Thracian and his mother Romula was a Dacian woman, who left Dacia because of the Carpians' attacks. He originally followed his father's occupation, that of a herdsman, where he got his surname of Armentarius (Latin: armentum, herd).
RT72415. Billon follis, RIC VI Treveri 594b, SRCV IV 14349, Cohen VI 83, VF, nice portrait, well centered and struck, green patina, traces of silvering, area of corrosion obscuring mintmark, weight 10.440 g, maximum diameter 28.9 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, as caesar, c. 303 - 1 May 305 A.D.; obverse MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C, laureate and cuirassed bust right, from the front; reverse GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing slightly left, turreted head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, pouring libation from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S - F across field below center, PTR in exergue; $60.00 (53.40)


Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.

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On 1 March 317, Constantine and Licinius elevated their sons Crispus, Constantine II (still a baby) and Licinius II to Caesars. After this arrangement Constantine ruled the dioceses Pannonia and Macedonia, and established his residence at Sirmium, from where he prepared a campaign against the Goths and Sarmatians.
RL43300. Billon reduced follis, RIC VII Trier 143, SRCV V 17134, Cohen VII 143, EF, hair struck a bit soft, weight 3.495 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 317 A.D.; obverse FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Constantine II standing right holding transverse spear in right and globe in left hand, F left, T right, BTR in exergue; $45.00 (40.05)


Licinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.

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Open civil war between Constantine and Licinius broke in 316 when Constantine invaded Licinius' Balkan provinces. Licinius fled to Adrianople where he collected a second army, under the command of Valerius Valens whom he raised to the rank of Augustus. Constantine defeated Licinius at the Battle of Campus Ardiensis, but the victory was indecisive. A treaty between Constantine and Licinius was concluded at Serdica on 1 March, 317. The peace lasted for about seven years.
RL51649. Billon follis, RIC VII Trier 121, SRCV IV 15194, Cohen VII 49, EF, weight 3.829 g, maximum diameter 20.7 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 316 A.D.; obverse IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse GENIO POP ROM, Genio standing left, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, T left, F right, BTR in exergue; $40.00 (35.60)


Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.

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Providentia is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This ability was considered essential for the emperor and providentia was among the embodiments of virtues that were part of the imperial cult. Cicero said that providentia, memoria (memory) and intellegentia (understanding) are the three main components of prudentia, the knowledge what is good or bad or neither.
RS64654. Billon antoninianus, RSC IV 295a, Cunetio 2415 (421 spec.), RIC V 80, Schulzki AGK 69; Elmer 337, Hunter IV 75, SRCV III 10979, gVF, centered, encrustations, weight 3.877 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 180o, Treveri (Trier, Germany) mint, 3rd emission, 2nd phase, c. 263 - 265 A.D.; obverse IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, globe in extended right, long scepter transverse in left; might improve with cleaning; $40.00 (35.60)


Gallic Empire, Tetricus II, Spring 274 A.D.

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Spes was the Roman personification of Hope. In art Spes is normally depicted carrying flowers or a cornucopia, but on coins she is almost invariably depicted holding a flower in her extended right hand, and raising a fold of her dress with her left hand. She was also named "ultima dea" - for Hope is the last resort of men.
RA77490. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 270, Cohen VI 88, SRCV III 11292, VF, green patina, tight ragged flan, weight 2.122 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Mainz or Treveri (Trier) mint, as caesar, 273 - spring 274 A.D.; obverse C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, radiate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse SPES AVGG, Spes advancing left, extending flower in right hand, raising skirt drapery with left hand; $36.00 (32.04)




  



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